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Suzy Merchant to Host Third-Annual EmpowHER Retreat for Girls

April 24, 2018

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State head women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant and the MSU Eli Broad College of Business are hosting the third annual EmpowHER Retreat Friday-Saturday, April 27-28 at the Breslin Center.

The event on Friday will run from 6-9 p.m. and will conclude on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

EmpowHER is designed to build confidence in girls by providing interactive workshops concentrated on the importance of self-empowerment, confidence, health and wellness and relationship building.

The two-day retreat will allow girls to learn the importance of building true personal connections and focus on using technology as a valuable form of communication in today’s society. Workshops will cover a wide range of topics from social media to nutrition to dealing with bullying.

Friday will feature keynote speaker Molly Fletcher followed by breakout sessions that includes a session for parents. The night will conclude with a pizza party. On Saturday, the morning begins with yoga and feature several breakout sessions, including a session with MSU head women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant.

CEO and author Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word – a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. She spent two decades as one of the world’s only female sports agents, representing hundreds of sport’s biggest names, including MLB pitcher John Smoltz and MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo.

An East Lansing native, Molly earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Michigan State University while captaining the women’s tennis team. She is also a graduate of East Lansing High School. Her energy and passion for life shines through everything she does. She finds her greatest joy at home in Atlanta with her husband, Fred, and their three daughters.

The empowHER leadership retreat was created in honor of a former high school student by the name of April Bocian. To learn more about April visit

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